• kitchen floors Myrtle BeachWhen you are remodeling a small kitchen, every detail has the possibility to make or break your entire project. Each part of the task, from the overhead lighting to the flooring you select, alters the whole look of your kitchen area. To open up a little area and make space look larger, you have to put thought into it which features you choose to emphasize in your kitchen.

    The flooring you select provides you yet another opportunity to make your little area seem larger. Particular flooring materials or décor patterns can produce the impression of a larger area.

    Your Flooring Guide

    Big Floor Tiles

    For a tiled kitchen floor, opt for larger tiles instead of smaller ones. Little tiles can clutter up a small room and make it feel claustrophobic, while larger tiles actually open the space and make it feel bigger.

    Diagonal Placement

    When setting up tile or any other floor covering, you need to use a diagonal placement. The diagonal tiling will extend the room, and produce the impression that the room is larger than it is.


    For a hardwood appearance, whether you are utilizing true hardwood flooring or laminate, pick bigger plank-type pieces rather than long, thin pieces. Much like the bigger tile, the bigger pieces will help open the area and make it seem larger.


    Patterns are a great idea for cooking areas, but there are some guidelines to follow. Stay with larger, chunky patterns instead of small detailed patterns. Much like the tile, the busyness of the little details will draw the space in and make it feel small.

    Avoid busy patterns as they will overwhelm a small space. If it fits with the pattern plan, keep patterns at a diagonal angle.

    Play Off The Walls

    Develop depth and contrast by playing off of the colors of your walls. As a general guideline, cooler and neutral colors in your kitchen area accent a more open looking area. If your walls are painted a light color, develop contrast by selecting a darker flooring If your walls are a dark color, choose a lighter colored flooring.

    The contrast of light to dark develops depth and makes the room appear bigger. The lighting you choose will also add to this result.

    Open Concept

    If you have an attached dining room or other space that streams into the cooking area, aim to use the very same floor covering throughout. The flow will emphasize clean lines that will make the area feel more open.

    A hardwood look or tiling with a continuous pattern will help bring the rooms together and flow from one space to the next. Otherwise, a small kitchen can feel and look cut off from the rest of your house, causing it to feel blocked and smaller.

    For small kitchen area remodel tasks, the flooring you pick can make a huge difference. With the best floor covering and placement of tiles or patterns, you can create a visual illusion of a larger area and truly open your small cooking area.

    For more flooring tips, you can call Flooring Myrtle Beach.

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    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577